Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldCut OffA Craft CurriculumEnid BlytonBird TableI Could Have Shone Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... I Could Have ShoneHere Anthea talks about her wish to go to ‘normal’ school. ClassmatesHere Miro talks about being helped by his classmates. The Caterpillar ContraptionHere Zara talks about the battle her mum fought to get her into a local mainstream middle school.